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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3000
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With works ranging from Antiquity to the early 20th century, the Founder’s Collection comprises more than six thousand pieces gathered throughout Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian’s life, including Egyptian Art, Greco-Roman Art, Islamic Arts, Painting, Sculpture and European Decorative Arts. Works by great masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt, Turner, Degas and René Lalique’s largest set of jewels are just a few examples of what can be found in one of the best private collections in the world. Besides the Founder’s Collection, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is also comprised by the Modern Collection, which features the largest and most complete collection of modern and contemporary Portuguese Art. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is surrounded by one of the most emblematic modern gardens in Portugal, open all year. The Museum offers a wide range of facilities to improve the visitor’s experience: three cafeterias overlooking the Garden, a museum shop, free cloackroom service and free Wi-Fi.
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was truly an amazing collection. Although some of the themes of collected art was not necessarily what I liked but the quality of the collection was fabulous and very interesting. Definitely a worthwhile exhibit. There also is a Modern Art section in another part...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a few hours here, and could have spent practically the whole day. It’s amazing what an incredible museum this is. There are even twi Rembrandts here. Make sure you visit this place while you’re in Lisbon.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting museum in two parts but entrance confusing to find. Brutalist buildings with fascinating displays. There was a wonderful flower and textiles exhibition on at our visit in the basement. Lots of Persian artifacts all well laid out. Definitely worth a visit for adults. Not...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very interesting art- collector Mr. Gulbenkian made this wonderful museum real.More than 6000 Artwork ,each of them are so beautiful and special. The people are very friendly. The shop is fine and the location is in a unique park. Even the coffeehouse is good....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An excellent museum with the permanent collection in two separate buildings, one for 20th century art and the other a museum with various collections. The gardens between the two buildings are pleasant also. The museum collection has several masters and separate large galleries for different...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an extraordinary museum and collection. The museum is set on a beautiful property, the architecture of the museum itself is very nice. The collection varies from ancient Egypt, Persia, Greece to China, Flemish artists, etc. The museum is small enough to visit in a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent museum with an eclectic collection. We highly recommend taking a tour. The guide brings the collection and it's history to life. The collection itself is excellent and is beautifully arranged and displayed. It is the perfect size for a few hours visit. This...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice museum housing the collections of Gulbenkian, with a variety of objects spanning from ancient Egypt to Art Nouveau. The islamic art collection is very interesting. The museum is certainly not overloaded with exhibits, but that is not a disadvantage, as we felt...More

Thank 71Isaac
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gulbenkian museum is an amazing place with a great diversity of things to see. The windows out to the gardens are a picture in itself.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is one of the must visit places of Lisbon. Armenian oil trader Calouste Gulbenkian amassed a magnificent selection of art and art objects, including some items relating to his Armenian Orthodox faith, all of which are excellently curated in this museum.

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Gurpreet G
25 April 2017|
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Response from Luis P | Reviewed this property |
No, you cloud find a permanent exhibition of the works of the painter Paula Rego in the House of Stories in Cascais, which was built for this purpose.
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sydneyAustinTexas
19 April 2017|
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Response from Torben S | Reviewed this property |
Hi I Think its 10 euro for The permanent exibition and 14 incl The exibition at dispay. And mayby its still free at sundays after 2 pm
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